Testing Digifort's VMS (Version 6.3)

Author: Benros Emata, Published on Mar 06, 2010

As video management software matures, more choices are emerging from around the globe. In the past year, we have heard increasing discussion about the use of Digifort, a company based in Brazil, now expanding internationally.

In this test, we examine Digifort's Enterprise VMS version 6.3. The test was hosted on a Windows 7 machine, connected to the IQinVision Series 4, Axis Q1755 and Panasonic NP502 cameras. 

Our key findings include:

  • Simple layout of live and administrative functionalities makes use easy for untrained users
  • Investigation workflow requirements can cause confusion or errors
  • Numerous advanced options though many are restricted to particular software versions

Compare to our test results of Luxriot, NUUO, Exacq and Milestone.

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